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Viability is the ability of a thing (a living organism, an artificial system, an idea, etc.) to maintain itself or recover its potentialities.

Viability or viable may refer to:

Biology, medicine or ecology[edit]


  • Viability study, a study of the profitability of a business concept which is to be converted into a business
  • Minimum viable product, in product development, a strategy used for fast and quantitative market testing of a product or product feature

Other uses[edit]

  • Viable Paradise, an annual one-week writing workshop held each autumn on Martha's Vineyard
  • Viable system model, a scientific model by Stafford Beer of the organization of a viable or autonomous system
  • Viable system theory, a modelling approach that enables complex strategic and operative business and financial systems to be modelled and explored.
  • Viability theory, an area of mathematics that studies the evolution of dynamical systems under constraints to the system's state

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